Since its inception in La Clayette, France, in 1928, Potain has been the world leader in tower crane production, boasting more than 100,000 cranes sold and installed around the world. Today, the company produces more than 60 models from manufacturing plants in France, Italy, Portugal, India and China.
Potain produces three families of tower cranes. The smallest cranes of the Potain range are the self-erecting cranes, ranging from 1,0 t (1.1 US t) to 7,98 t (8.8 USt) capacity. Higher and bigger are the top slewing cranes, varying from 7,98 t (8.8 USt) to 64 t (70.5 USt) capacity. These are also the largest custom-designed special application cranes which reach capacities of 160 t (176 USt).
Innovations include the Ultraview Cab, the CCS new driving controls and the LVF range of hoists. The company’s growing reputation has widened its appeal with Potain units. Being on the edge of cutting technology, Potain also offers Smart Set-up which is an exclusive software that provides an intuitive user interface to simplify folding and unfolding, for example the Hup 40-30.
Potain cranes are not only found on traditional construction sites but are also assisting in dam building projects, power stations, shipbuilding yards and bridge building projects.